Thomas Davenport Adams

15 November 1870–2 September 1938 (Age 67)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Davenport

When Thomas Davenport Adams was born on 15 November 1870, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Adams, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Ann Davenport, was 23. He married Maria Luella Redd on 21 February 1893, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in World in 1930. He died on 2 September 1938, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Davenport Adams
Maria Luella Redd
Marriage: 21 February 1893
Miriam Adams
Adele Adams
Thomas Marion Adams
Ray Hardison Adams
Alice Adams
Grace Adams
Christmas Carol Adams
Beatrice Adams
Lowell Redd Adams
Hilman Redd Adams
Charles Redd Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1893St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 2
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 10
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 20
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    The Thomas and Luella Story

    Thomas Davenport Adams was the second son of Sarah Ann and Charles Adams. he was tall and good-looking. He grew up in the large, busy Adams family learning about people, and about farms, livestock, …

    Sources (50)

    • Thomas J Adams in entry for Adams, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Thomas Davenport Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Thomas E Adams in entry for Lowell Redd Adams and Eleanor Blewett, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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